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service is enshrined in the constitution of the united states. we have a law that says the postal service should produce universal service. we have to maintain a basic service. host: joseph, independent caller. caller: one of the previous callers mentioned at the topic -- the vending machines. i look forward to going to the post office now with dread. one local post office has a giant hole in the wall covered with plywood where the vending machines used to be. when i asked one of the minister why they were gone. she said it was cost control. there's no way it can be more efficient to have all those people waiting in line. it makes no sense to me. there's something seriously wrong with the reasoning behind this kind of decision. i have seen it across the board. they're using space in the post offices for selling packages that have teddy bears and balloons on them. they should be sticking to basics, common-sense service. if i can avoid going to the post office, i will do it. they might as well -- it is just a nightmare. it is a baffling ordeal. guest: i am sorry to your use say that. you ar
of the united states to take a look at your antitrust exemption. york $8 billion organization has not taken seriously responsibility to the players. a fact of the matter is, if yes, people want to play. they are going to be injured and we know that no matter what kind of helmet you build, no matter what kind of equipment that you have, it is a dangerous sport. people are going to be injured. the only question is, what you going to do -- are you going to pay the injured player and their family for the injuries that they have received and how can you be a multi-billion operation? se profits, but i think the responsibility of this congress is to take a look at that anti--trust exemption that you have. in my estimation, take it away. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i thank the gentlewoman for her modest suggestions. [laughter] the chair recognizes howard from north carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. what does the alumni association have to say to active pro, college and high school players about the importance of early and completely presenting to team physicians any sims that may ha
telling the president of the united states no, i don't even want olympia snowe, i'd want one republican supporting health care bill? >> the truth is -- i'm going to disagree right now. free enterprise does not work particularly well in health care and i will tell you why. the administration rate -- >> we don't have insurance companies competing across state lines 3 >> that's the worst thing you could do. >> are you kidding me? >> yes. i will explain why this is. in my state, everybody under 18 has health care. you cannot be refused by any insurance company, no matter what the reason is. everybody gets charged the same. you cannot charge a sick patient who is older more than 20% more than you can charge a young, healthy patient. that has been going on for 15 years. if you could let people buy insurance across state lines, you are making the texas health commissioner be my health commissioner. do you know what the insurance rate is in in texas? 25%. 22% of children have no health insurance in texas. i do not want health commissioner in texas to have anything to do with my health insurance
will also talk about the growth of islamic radicalism within the united states. all those topics and your calls, starting tomorrow at 7:00. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . >> here is what is ahead. next, a look at the history of the atomic bomb. then a panel discussion on global security after the fall of the berlin wall. later, a review of the 2008 elections. saturday, a look back at the cuban missile crisis with former kennedy advisers ted sorensen and karaoke secret have war threats been over hyped in the post cold-war world? a university of virginia panel on how the political process has been affected by the internet. and facebook founder chris hughes on how social networking is changing the political process. this holiday weekend on c-span. >> on this vote, the yeahs are 60, the nays are 39. the motion is agreed to. >> with that vote, the senate moves the health care bill to the floor. starting monday and through december, follow the entire debate, and how the bill would affect access to medical care,
later, after the pentagon papers, erwin griswold, the solicitor general of the united states, who argued the pentagon papers case on behalf of the nixon administration, wrote a story for "the washington post" saying that in fact there was no national security issues whatsoever, and that he as a lawyer had to use every bit of ingenuity and creativity to even make an arguable case pits if anyone wants to read that, i am sure the attorneys in this room would. "the washington post, irwin griswald. you can check out on nexis lexus. no national security issues of all. >> pennsylvania is an elected state at the federal level, as far as appointments. but every once in awhile, it gets played out as to whether pennsylvania should go to some combination -- excuse me -- appointed intellect. i'm going to ask and academic, john, to talk first about that topic. where do you think it should wind up? should it stay the way it is? judges close to home like county judges, are they electable in the sense that people know that? where is it if you go statewide -- or is it if you go statewide? >> at the local
. in each administration that you work worked, the united states had a difficult time coming up with what phillip zelikow calls a new master script for american fortune policy. if you look at the events, the collapse of the wall and attacks of 9/11, the government did a pretty decent job in the kind of tactical response and cleanup to the immediate after mamath in b situations in terms of unification of germany and germany within nato and after 9/11 in terms of the invasion of afghanistan. where things started to get maybe shaky was in the longer-term plan. in terms of the bush administration 34 did have a doctrine after, a while afternoon 9/11 by the fall of 2002 that seemed to guide things and seemed to be problematic. walter slocombe has discussed how the one strategy the clinton administration did have that was kind of long term led to poor results. eric adelman has made the case that the d.g.p. was a success and guided the administration but as hesitanted at by the questions this morning perhaps part of that focus of that document blinded us to the rise of radical islam and terrorism
gordon wood presents a history of the united states from 1789 to the end of the war of 1812. he writes that founders of the national government disliked the idea political parties and wish to see the demise of slavery in the north. at the redwood library in newport rhode island, is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] thank you very much. it is a pleasure to be back here in this magnificent building. 18th century library, which i think is one of the architectural marvels of the united states and everybody should come here to see it. i am delighted to be back here again. this book which is a big fat book, can be used as a doorstop if you decide not to read it. it will work that way. the title of the book comes from a statement of jefferson turkey referred to united states, jefferson being the most expansive mind of president in history. he referred to united states that he was present up as an empire of liberty. different kind of empire is what he saw. and he as i said had great visions for the growth of this united states. i have introduced this book with a little brief description of ri
portfolios over the largest bank holding companies of the united states accounting for about 2/3 of all the assets of the banking system. we were able to look across banks and examiners and asset classes and combined our usual examination procedures with off sight surveillance done by economists using a wide range of statistical methods. i think we learned a largement in that exercise -- large amount in that exercise. the confidence in the banking sector rose significantly but we also learned great deal about how to examine banks in a comprehensive way across the entire system. . i think, henry, i think going forward what we really need to know will be how to examine the system as a whole. i think one of the failures of regulatory oversight during the crisis was our -- when i talk about regulators in general, how individual firms and how each individual firm is doing. one of the things we've learned and very challenging for us as we go forward will be that we need to look at the whole system. we need to see how the markets have interact with each other. have interact with each other. we
about climate change. where india and the united states are actually both having a little difficulty taming this issue domestically. we both had serious domestic problems with what we would like to do. >> reporter: and this visit comes just as president obama is completing his strategy on afghanistan and actually india plays a key role in that equation. the united states thinks that the animosity between india and pakistan is actually having a bad effect on the efforts in afghanistan with india more focused, sometimes, on the threat from pakistan than it is on the threat from the taliban. john? >> jill dougherty for us at the white house, thanks so much. >>> in the next hour and a half or next half hour, susan malveaux has a behind the scenes look at what it takes to throw a state dinner. wait until you hear about the guests that come to these dinners and leave with the silv silverware. >> nice and classy there. >>> a critical warning for new moms and dads. the consumer product safety commission is recalling 2.1 million cribs. this is the biggest crib recall in history. they're telli
is over. it's over. three big revolutions are happening in the united states today. first, we've got a new demography and that revolution is a racial revolution. when the real majority was in full swing, nine out of ten voters in this country where whites. in 2004, that was 77% of the electorate which is one of the reasons i tell my friend mark shields watch that number, it's declining. and of course it declined even more in 2008 to 74%. partly because we have the first african-american run for president in barack obama. but that number was going to decline any way. why? because by 2042, whites are going to be a minority throughout the united states. by 2042, the census bureau a few years ago estimated 2050. they revamped that estimation out to 2042 and as a parent of a 20-year-old i think about what country she is living in. and i see it's already in the schools that she does do. because in our schools, she is a minority, being white. what's going on? immigration is going on. we have more foreign-born living in the state of california today than there are people in new jersey. okay. there
security in the united states. foreign policy is that a zero. these men need to be protected. we may not want to have war, but this has never been declared a war. my ex-husband was a silver star in the marine corps. my fiancee was a captain in the navy. we are allowing this country to look like fools. it has got to stop. military men are trying their best, they need to be protected, we need more troops, and every time there is a news report saying that we are going to make a decision, he is taking too long to make this decision. host: we will have to leave it there. thank you, diane. front page of "the washington post" talks about what is leading up to the speech. "9000 marines beginning final preparations to deploy in southern afghanistan. the marines will be followed by 1000 u.s. army trainers to train the afghan army and police force. the new forces will not start moving until the president lines of both strategies at west point on tuesday. the editors of "the washington post weigh in this morning -- washington post" way in this morning. "if he is going forward to stabilize the co
, the united states has been using a base technology to create vaccine. while it is safe and effective, it's a slow-moving process. across europe, vaccine developers are using the faster process of incorporating the million sales to grow the vaccine. as we begin to explore cell-based technology, i would pose the question will there be an adequate fda approval for this new vaccine? i'm also interested in hearing in the vaccine manufacturers from how they ramped up reduction in some cases to ten times their normal production schedule. we know that production of a delayed for h1n1, a harmful but relatively moderate virus compared to something more lethal like the spanish flu. but in the case of a stronger virus, the higher fatality rate, what our country be able to produce enough vaccine for everyone in a short time. here it so i look forward to questioning the witnesses, welcome them again, learning more about how we can improve vaccine reduction in our country and again thank the chairman for this joint an important hearing. i yield back. >> thank you ms. eshoo. gentleman from pennsylvania,
of the united states of america to have that decision made and made as soon as possible. >> still, general david petraeus, the head of central command, says the month-long process has been productive and is almost over. >> there have been explanations and discussions about how the civilian component of this will complement what is done by the work of our military troops. >> by all accounts, afghanistan's government is the weak link in the four strategies the president is now focusing on. >> in the couner is insurgency strategy, the war relies on the eth cassie of the host nation partners, the afghan national police and the government itself. >> the inability to count on some regional governors as partners or to predict a time line for the national government to train enough reliable security forces suggests to some experts a hybrid strategy. >> it's not focused on a counterinsurgency across the entire country but a counterinsurgency in a few key areas, the most violent areas. >> sensible strategy is counterinsurgency involving pakistan as well and the obama administration has set up benchmarks f
% below 2005 levels as the target. host:: ñ were other countries waiting to hear from the united states? guest: absolutely, turn it came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. -- china came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. host: what are the5 sticking points in the negotiation? guest: there are two things. what is the target that was set last week. the other is the financing. there was an agreement with developing companies that would take actions in return for financing from the wealthier nations. we have taken care of the target. we have stepped up with the target and now we need to step up on the financing side. host: it was stated last week, president obama has set goals to reduce emissions and you were quoted as saying that the president is walking a nice edge. can you expand on that? guest: he is in a very narrow space. on the one hand, he had to take a stand that would encourage india and china that we would, in fact, take a stand. and he also led to do it in a way that would not hurt his chances with congress. for 12 years, congress has been asking fo
stronger and more capable of action and turn it into a strong partner for united states. we can build a strong partnership on this basis. first with russia, china and india. for ladies and gentlemen, the world we live in today is both freer and more integrated than ever before. the fall of the berlin wall, the technological revolution and information and communication technology and the rise of china, india and other countries and dynamic economies, all of this has changed the world of the 21st century into something completely different from what we knew in the 20th century, and this is a good thing, for freedom is the very essence of our economy and our society. . man ca e he's free. but what is also clear is that freedom does not stand alone. it is freedom in responsibility and freedom to show and shoulder responsibility. for this the world needs an underlying order. but the near collapse. but the near collapse. financial market has shown when is none, when there is no underpinning order. there is -- if there is one lesson the world has learned from the financial crisis of last yea
to not come from the south of the united states or they tend to be refugees from the south. jackie robinson away from georgia to pasadena california, or curt flood who came from oakland california. i was just talking to someone about that the other day the way that when marvin miller was looking for someone to challenge, he was looking for an african-american athlete not from the south but was influenced by the broad tenor of the times. it seems sugar ray robinson was very influenced by what it meant to live in harlem at the time. and harlem is in many ways a character in the story. and people should know that this is not a typical biography. it is certainly not a typical sports biography. you have marvelous personifications of harlem, jazz music and "esquire" magazine and the in affect become characters in the story. why is it important to understand harlem to understand sugar ray robinson? >> guest: people always say a statement, people always say he had such style or she had such style, well what does that mean? i was intrigued with that. >> host: what is style? >> guest: yeah, what is s
. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn federal officials will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, it's about 150 miles west of chicago. illinois governor pat quinn described the prison as state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know, after many months in office, that there aren't nations out there who are going to take these 200 or so detainees left if guantanamo so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. an obama administration official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. anto
to today's policy decisions today at the white house. what is relevant is the cost to the united states of this expanded mission, and we will touch more on that tomorrow night, but on the costs, much more likely to add to the cost of the u.s. troops involved in the theater there. bret: two tunisians held at guantanomo bay have been held over to italian authorities. the justice department say they face arrest warrants there and will be prosecuted. the supreme court has thrown out a a lower court ruling that ordered the release of pictures allegedly showing terror suspects being abused by american captors. justices ordered the second u.s. circuit court of appeals to take another look at the lawsuit filed by the aclu which wants the pick pictures publicized. president initially did not oppose the release and then changed his mind. a lot of people are changing their minds about the theory of man made global warming on the heels of a major scientific scandal concerning researchers and their behavior. wendell goler reports this renewed skepticism comes as president obama prepares to attend th
. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are ireasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of the process. they tend not to be folks who i think are directly involved in
to get electricity available throughout the massive grid of the united states and the world? >> well, he got a young boy from england. >> what was his name. >> samuel insul. nobody has heard of him. mae chicago, he got off the boat having been sea sick and was immediately set to work to find money to build the general electricity manufacturing company. he founded 10 years later in chicago with a tiny, tiny power station, you know what he dos? he build it to be a huge power station then he says how am i going to sell the electricity. easy give it away. so he gives away most of the electricity except at peak times for the street car he charge as lot. he introduces cheap electricity so far 60 years, electricity prices fall until he came along, edison's electricity was only for the rich. for restaurants, hotels and people like j.p.morgue arch so samuel. here is the tragedy. having done all that in the great depression he pace for the fire brigade, he pace for the police forces in chicago, but he gets framed by wall street and the media and he has to flee the country. when he comes back he st
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn they will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >>> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who will take the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in
greater threats throughout the region. much less to the united states of america. >> still, some experts say hammond karzai's work -- ham i had karzai's weak -- hamid karzai's weak support suggests the u.s. is better off with a hybrid counterinsurgency strategy. >> it's not based on a counterinsurgency across the entire country but most violent areas. >> after today's 2 1/2 hour long meeting, administration officials said the president believes the u.s. must make clear to afghanistan that our commitment is not open ended and that that country's governance must improve in a reasonable period of time. shepard: wendell goler on a rainy night at the white house. many of the u.s. troops already serving in afghanistan paused for a time on this veterans day. to remember those who have served with them and before them. a moment of silence, part of a ceremony today at a military base in kabul. troops from other coalition nations joined the u.s. service members, remembering their own veterans on this 91st anniversary of the end of world war i. finding a health care insurance solution. tonight, new
celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever before. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our people. >> all right. according to "the washington post," a new forecast from the federal reserve shows the nation's unemployment rate will stay elevated for years. >> oh, my goodness, this is just bad news for america. >> it does, especially after yesterday's news about the real unemployment rate. in october, the figure hit 10th.2%, a 26-year high. >> we talked about how it's going to affect the elections in 2010 around here because we talk about politics, but this recession may affect the 2012 election and the 2014 election. when we talk about, mort, that we've reset the economy, that we're not going to be driven by just crazed consumerism, that means something. we either start building things here in this country again, or this economy doesn't turn around, and people don't get back to work.
-presidential spot in the united states, that's the nugget? >> we're talking about and it's the most salacious point. >> that's why i'm suppose today watch? >> why people buy people magazine. >> this is somebody who could be, could be the president of the united states, that's the one thing we're going to latch on to? >> and of course, the lead by johnson and-- >> i'm sure they'll release a lot of stuff. >> maybe i'm crazy. >> sells magazines. all right, in the meantime, could a technicality keep the master mind, the allegedly so-called master mind of 9/11 attacks from facing justice? we're going to have the scoop on that. >> plus, victims of bernie madoff are finally getting a little payback. stay with fox for a fair and balanced coverage of that. you want to buy madoff paraphernalia? ♪ wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. but it can't have... can't have about half a day's worth of fiber? i assure you it does. i can only taste... only taste the crunchy clusters, honey, and brown sugar. no madam, i don't have esp. (announcer) fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. >> i had access that
adding to this debt, at some point people could lose confidence in the united states economy in a way which could lead to a double-dip recession. the president of the united states is admitting all of this deficit spending that they are continuing down this road, is a bad thing and could lead to a double-dip recession and their answer from day one, a stimulus bill that adds $787 billion. and then another bill, his budget, which doubles the national debt. and then cap and trade, a national energy tax, a bill that adds hundreds of billions of dollars. and you wonder why people are asking where are the jobs. we need to get back to fiscal sanity and we need to have real transparency. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. the gentleman from massachusetts, for what purpose does do you rise? mr. mcgovern: permission to address the house for five minutes. karzai was inaugurated to serve another five-year term as president of afghanistan. international leaders, including president obama and secretary of state clinton are calling upon karzai to reform his government, clean up co
states, hawaii and maine reporting an increase in the last week. that matches what our medical unit is hearing from around the country, and david muir is here with more tonight. david? >> reporter: good evening, george. the cdc confirmed what we've been told by health departments across this country, that the number of h1n1 cases is on the decline. the question now, has this strain of the flu peaked? while the cdc wouldn't go that far, several flu experts we talked to today said they are confident we have turned the corner. for three weeks in a row now, the cdc has seen the number of h1n1 cases go down. >> all ten regions of the u.s. are seeing a decrease. >> reporter: this was austin, texas, just two months ago. tents lined up outside as hundreds were coming down with the h1n1 flu. today, those tents are down >> we were seeing about 280 patients or more a day with flu. and that's dropped off now, so that today we're seeing about 70 patients. >> reporter: today in ft. worth, where officials since sent 80,000 students home when fears of the flu began, the absentee rate is now back to
widely in the united states to a point where about 22 million people probably have come into contact with the virus. >> reporter: people started to build immunity? >> they do. >> reporter: with the thanksgiving holiday next week and the travel that comes with it the cdc is urging people not to be complaisant, to still get vaccinated. they are eager to remind everyone this flu has been unpredictable. >> okay, david muir, thank you. >>> overseas now to england, where they are used to rain, but nothing like what they're dealing with now. in the last day, more than a foot of water has fallen in the northwest, the heaviest rainfall already recorded. rescues continue around the clock, and as nick watt reports, the rain shows no sign yet of letting up. >> reporter: they're calling for a flood of biblically portions, a 1,000-year storm. a month's worth of rain fell in a single day. >> i've never seen anything like it. it! >> reporter: this picturesque corner of england, the fabled lake district, is unrecognizable. the water is eight feet deep in places. village streets turned into torrents.
thoughts, first of all, about this decision to bring these key gitmo detainees to the united states for trial in new york city? >> it's a phenomenally bad decision on many, many levels and i suspect a decision based on a mix of politics and a desire to pander to, sort of the self-righteous liberal, setting the stage and putting the bush-cheney years on trial again. it's in a sense, i think what we're unfortunately about to do is open up years of a side show here in new york that's going to be very painful and also, going to be very damaging ultimately. it's going to provide a great deal of public relations spin to our adversaries overseas. >> i know you talked to people inside the intelligence community, the place where you once worked. how are they responding about this? >> well, the good thing about the cia, they just march on. they just get on with it. and regardless of what administration is there, that's the job that they do. i think, unfortunately, look, from a security standpoint, when we-- there have been some talk, even since holder's decision that bringing mohammed and the
in afghanistan, what will it be? >> it will mean, i think, greater security for the united states but the afghans have got to succeed and we've got to help them succeed. >> smith: senator levin, we thank you so much for your time this more than. we appreciate that. we'll be back in one minute. >> smith: joining us now to talk about the republican party former majority leader dick armey, dede scozzafava who is a moderate republican and former congressional candidate and ed gillespie former chairman of the republican national committee. the headlines out of the g.o.p. this week, this notion republican national committee considering a list of 10 principles. some have called them the g.o.p. 10 commandments which include things like support for the surge in afghanistan or opposition for instance to the obama health plan. as a candidate if you agree with the eight out of ten... with eight out of ten you'll get support from the national g.o.p., and if you don't you're out of luck. dick armey, is this litmus test a good idea. >> first of all it's not a litmus test. secondly it is being offered for consid
attacks against the united states. does he have this kind of information for future terrorists attacks? will he provide that? is it worth going down the road of enhanced interrogation techniques to just get at what he might have or may have versus what we know we can already prosecute him for? >> let's deal with the concept of too dangerous to prosecute or the third class of prisoner. how do you begin and what is your respective thought? >> well, on the field of battle you have one set of rules and then capturing somebody and bringing them back here and prosecute them in a court. i think that's the model for how you handle these types of dangerous war criminals. but the fact of a trail it elevates at every level every principle we believe in. >> it creates a terrorists threat -- >> yeah, always a risk of that. but the reality is either they will be taken overseas in the military context or if we capture them we can bring them back here and handle it and win the verdict. >> and the evidence after waterboarding? >> it will not be suppressed. they will say this type of interrogation may n
by authorities there, would they have trouble re-entering the united states? >> you know, that's a danger. here's an even bigger danger. if they do come back and her daughter's convicted, would they be disallowed visitation and entering into italy. >> at one point you had thought about coming here for the end of the trial -- going to italy, i'm sorry, for the end of the trial and decided against it. why is that? >> because i guess i'm a lawyer and can't practice law if i'm in italy or i'm in jail or indicted for a felony. you know, the threat is real. we can speak out here. we take that for granted that we can do that in this system, including lawyers and parties. but look what just happened in italy. >> but do you believe you yourself would be charged if you went over there for something? >> well, i can't take the chance. i've said the same thing that the parents have said, they've been investigated for and maybe charged which is that amanda was abused during the interrogation. they said that's defamation, criminal libel in italy. >> i know that you and amanda's family are hoping for the best
energy initiatives that the united states has taken. there is a $80 billion in the economics. they have a squad devoted specifically to grenoble's. he will make the case to europeans, africans, asians that even in absence of legislation, this spending will produce u.s. emissions that are lower. >> you asked about india and china. what did you hear? >> i think the administration hopes that if they can get india and china to commit to something, and later so progress in copenhagen, it will help them. one of the biggest criticisms there is, and one that resonates, is why do something that will hurt us economically when china and india, out who will produce huge amounts of carbon dioxide, are not doing it? i think the administration, correctly or not, seems to think that it can get china to do things. in the same respect, they also have made clear that the administration is getting ready to make deals in congress. maybe do some more of nuclear. right now they're short in the senate, and almost all republicans saying it can hurt places like ohio and pushed jobs overseas, perhaps to china. so
they decide they can extradite him to the united states. you see some snow. crews have now had to plow the road up to his ski chalet because of the heavy snowfall, perhaps delaying his return to the ski chalet, where he's free to have parties, have friends over, do whatever he wants. live the roman polanski lifestyle in gestadt. he can't leave his property. 19,000 square feet, he might have skiing on his property. looks like mr. polanski is going to be a-okay after all. >> if you drug and rape a 13-year-old girl, this can happen to you. it sends a strong message. we've got to send a strong message to polanski. >> this is very typical of you avoiding the facts. he won an academy award. >> my bad. >> mika, this next story is dedicated to you. >> thank you. >> i know obesity is a grave concern to you. not so much to joe and myself. >> oh, come on, it's very important. >>> the fattest countries in the world. the official list is out. do you want to take a wild guess? i think you know the answer. >> i would think us. >> yes. >> big fat america. >> a version of us is at the top of the list.
the military, against the united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> reporter: that is what resonated here each t
, i do believe that. >> i would rather her have a talk show rather than vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: she was always a draw in the michigan heartland but the mccain/palin ticket fell behind. in going rogue she says, they should make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said it would be fast, it would be free, it would be maverick-y. the campaign said no, so she promised to return. leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the news week cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy and i never would have posed for news week in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging said he agrees with steve schmidt. >> i have great respect for john mccain. >> reporter: tonight palin made it clear that if she decides on a political future, she'll be going rogue, taking on the republican establishment. andrea mitchell, nbc news, grand rapids, michigan. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati was captured on camera. an armed suspect fled hi
. concerns about the h1n1 strain are getting stronger. there are at least four case necessary united states where patients aren't responding to tamiflu. that's the most effective drug for treating the flu. doctors are telling you not to worry. they say most people who get h1n1 will get better with rest and feuds. they are keeping an eye on this. you can get the latest on fighting the flu at wusa9.com. click on flu alert at the top of the page. >>> alternate says the past 24 hours have been deadly for u.s. service members in afghanistan. three americans died in southern afghanistan yesterday, two in a bomb attack and a third in a separate fire fight. a statement says a fourth service member died in the east today in a bomb explosion. >>> a lawyer for one of the five men facing trial in the september 11th attacks will plead not guilty so he can air his criticisms of the u.s. the justice department announced that the defendants will face trial blocks from destroyed world trade center. a defense lawyer says the men will not deny their role in the 2001 attacks, but will explain what happened and
agreement between the united states and south korea that is still not ratified by the u.s. the president will also address troops, american troops that are stationed in south korea when he is there before he leaves back for the states. president obama did sit down with me for an interview before he left beijing. we touched on a number of topics, afghanistan, the khalid shake mow ham tuhammamuhammad, presidency is taking a physical toll on him or not. you'll see all of those questions and answer later on the "today" show and later on msnbc. back to you, christina. >> thanks so much, chuck. don't miss chuck todd's interview which airs this morning on 7:00 a.m. on "today" right here on this nbc station. >>> well, faced with a new obstacle to the middle east peace process, the white house is delivering sharp criticism of israel's plans to build 900 new housing units in the east jerusalem neighborhood. the white house has called for israel to halt its construction in the area and said it's, quote, dismayed by the plan to proceed. land that was captured back in 1967 but claimed as preliminarie
that the united states has new complicated, almost unprecedented economic ties. nevertheless, opening his first visit to that country, the president politely but firmly pressed for greater freedoms there, including unsensored access to the internet. nbc chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. he joins frus shanghai this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you put it really well saying it was a polite little tag at the china nie chinese government in particular on the internet. he was asked pointedly by a question that actually was gotten through the internet by the u.s. embassy about, for instance, the fact that they can't access twitter or facebook here in china. the president responded. he goes, look, sometimes i wish there weren't such an easy way for critics to criticize him, that the internet allows for this. but he says that criticism makes him a better leader. touched on a few other issues, including he was asked about the touchy relationship that the u.s. has with taiwan, which is usually a thorn in u.s./chinese relati
of the dearation. three of the defining faces of the revolution. th thought moses ould be the fa of the new united state the parall goes deeper. it is freedom, wescaped from england but it is law. in the bibleit is moses. one figure brings down the can -- 10 commandments. georgeashington leads the americans to freedom and presides over the constitution. when washington dies, the are 450 mock funerals around e s. the eulogies compare washingt to moses. he also was a reluctant lder. not a man of words. who then let t people at a freedom and brought down the nstitution. tavis: which raises a wonderful idea. which is f those of us who know t story, moses was reluctant. he did not want to be a leader. he wanted no part of this. talk to me abouthat. >> he murders he is raised in slarynd raisedin the hi there as house and he sees the overseer. he aligned himself with the suffering and murders the overseer and fleas and goes to the burning bush - flees and goes to the burning sh. i think of as being le ogle sam. your count needs you. -- being like uncle sam. do t choose me but god persuades him and alig
governments accountable. i have a lot of critics in the united states who can say all kinds of things about me. i actually think that that makes our democracy stronger and it makes me a better leader. >> reporter: spiking to 400 college students dubbed china's future leaders, the president was asked twice to explain why he won the nobel peace prize. >> in some ways i think they gave me the prize, but i was more just a symbol of the shift in our approach to world affairs that we are trying to promote. >> reporter: apparently questions from the press to students were not welcome. abc news was asked to shut off our cameras when we tried to interview people in the crowd. the president is now on the ground in beijing for some much more formal eting with president hu. >> thanks. >>> we turn now back here at home to the political brawl as a result of the book by the political force of nature that is sarah palin, the upcoming book is called "going rogue" as you probably know by now and this morning, the mccain camp is firing back. let's turn to abc's kate snow. kate? >> good morning, diane. the blitz
and white evil medicine. that's good. as long as it looks cool. maybe the president of the united states will know, because he told us back in january that things are so, so bad that we have to act right now ontsd stimulus or -- >> our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that at some point we may not be able to reverse. glenn: oh, that sounds bad! they assured us, because we're not going to be able to reverse it if we don't act now, but if we act now -- it sounds like the sham wow guy -- if you act now and pass the stimulus package, unemployment will never go below 8%. act now! call! we bought into that when we got the package. all right. this is made out of cartd board. we bought into it for $787 billion that stimulus idea, and woo, it is slightly -- i think 10 is a bigger number than 8. here we are 10.2% unemployment. they warned us of bad times. they promised they could make our boo-boo all better and we listened and it didn't get any better. instead of the truth, we get this. >> nobody understood what the depths of this recession were going to look like. >> i know i keep coming bac
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